The foam of dreams
INTERPRETATIONS OF AN EQUESTRIAN PRESENCE IN THE WORLD OF THE IMAGINATION AND BRETON HERITAGE
Sara Viguié FOXA is a plastic artist, teacher of artistic techniques and heritage restorer. The horse is a distinctive feature of her work, together with the exploration of myths, legends and the folklore of human civilisations.
The artist was invited to discover the Pays de Landivisiau, which, like her work, displays an obvious equestrian connection, and where she encountered men and women associated with this animal. Explorations ranged from breeders, members of the Association for Public Interest in the Breton Horse and National Studs to those passionate about horses and owners, not forgetting professionals working with their horses to preserve soil quality and crop cultivation as well as the transport of felled wood in forests.
As an art historian, Sara Viguié FOXA is closely linked to heritage and its conservation. During her stay, she discovered the rich legacy of the parish closes, witnesses of Breton syncretism and a prolific artistic tradition. The interior furnishing with its very expressive statuary, the gleaming colours intermingled with elaborate gilding on the Baroque altarpieces, and evocations of horses and fantastical animals have been a source of inspiration.
On return to her studio, she devoted six months to creative work on this strong relationship between the inhabitants of the area, their history and equines. These moments are illustrated by two short films.
The 42 works exhibited here form the narrative of this encounter between an already captivated artist and a subject anchored in the land and sea of Brittany.
THE FOAM OF DREAMS is a studio where dreams are made, a paint-brush which tells a story and a horse that is ever-present.
July 1st - september 16th:
Monday to Saturday:
09.00 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 18.00
Sundays and public holidays:
09.30 – 12.30
From september 17 th:
Monday to Friday:
09.00 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 17.30
Persons with reduced mobility
The Parish Close Interpretation Centre is accessible for those with reduced mobility. Note also that the parish close of Guimiliau is partially accessible to persons with reduced mobility.